Johnny is pretty sick. His parents have called the doctor. His older brother Kevin is at school and his 2 yr old sister Annie is playing with her dolls and Dad is at work. His family is in the other room and the door is closed. They don't want the other kids to catch it. Mom is making dinner and the doctor is telling her what to do. "Keep him in bed, and don't let Annie in" he says. Kevin had it already. Johnny has a sore throat but he is feeling a little better. He's playing with his boat. He has to be quiet and he doesn't want to be alone. He wants a cookie but he will have to wait until dinner. They all live in Iowa out in the country in 1928.
Johnny will have to stay in bed until he is feeling better. He will call his mom to tell her he wants to get out of bed. He will have to wait.
He'll get better.